Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, 1″ inch sensor, the best snap shot camera?

Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, 1″ inch sensor, the best snap shot camera?

Nikon apparently still has it in them, now this is exciting news, just preordered this baby, this might just become my new street snap, preorder at Adorama or BHphoto
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Pixels 20.8 Megapixel
Sensor 1″ CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Image Stabilization Optical
EFL: 6.7-18.5mm (35 mm equivalent: 18-50mm)
Aperture: f/1.8 (W) – 2.8 (T)
Filter Thread 46mm
Zoom Optical: 2.8x
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 160-12800
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Scene Modes, Shutter Priority
Continuous Shooting Up to 60 fps
Interval Recording Yes
Built-in Flash No
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Resolution 3840 x 2160p: 30 fps
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder Type None
Screen Coverage 100%
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB
Wi-Fi Yes
Waterproofing None
Battery 1x EN-EL24 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 850 mAh
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer

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5 thoughts on “Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, 1″ inch sensor, the best snap shot camera?

  1. Artuk

    I thought the appeal of this pocket camera was fairly obvious: large (ish) 1″ sensor, fast f1.8-2.8 lens, some enthusiast handling, and most importantly a lens equivalent to an 18-50mm zoom (full frame). I want one too, but I don’t like the price!

  2. mike.kobal Post author

    sorry for the late reply, Laurence, got stuck in draft,it is invisible to some degree, the small size and Nikon label classifies it as a snapshot instantly. Walking around in stormy weather knowing the camera will be ok is worth the trade of in image quality.I have shot my best blizzard pictures with the AW3 in January, so much for DXO sensor rating :) at the end of the day its about choosing the right tool for the job. The AW3 has limited controls, no ND filter, an outdated sensor, I can clearly see the difference to the latest generation, however, the noise pattern is very film like and it is very responsive, despite its age, it can easily hang with the RX line.

  3. Larence Zankowski

    Thanks, Mike. I actually am a bit intrigued by this. How does it compare to the SONY Rx line, is it invisible for street, how does it far in changing weather, can ND filtration be added…. Lots coming from you i bet

    Be well


  4. mike.kobal Post author

    I borrowed my friend’s AW1for winter/rain shots, he has a pool and two kids and only uses it in the summer, very impressed with the responsiveness, I started using it as my main street camera, the a7s was an attention magnet, of course I prefer to stay unnoticed, I’ll post one of my fav shots taken with the AW1 soon

  5. Laurence Zankowski


    Could you go into a bit of detail as to why this camera has got you excited? Just curious since I am a nikon user, but lost all interest in their DSLR line.

    Be well


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